Event Calendar

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A list of ongoing conferences and events that might be of interest to those managing social media for shelters or rescues. If your budget doesn’t allow for you to attend, consider applying to be a speaker, as it often comes with complimentary registration!

Have an event that you’d like us to list? Just send us the key details via the contact form. If you’re looking for speakers, don’t forget to check out our page listing experts from around the country who are available for speaking engagements.

UPCOMING 2021 EVENTS

Nonprofit Learning Labs
Themes and Dates vary
Location: Virtual, 2021
Cost: Free, to $

Texas Unites for Animals Virtual Learning Series
Theme: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: May 19 – July 1, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $49 for access to all webinars

Cause Camp
Theme: Nonprofit
Date: May 11, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $39 to $499

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Spring 2021 (formerly SAWA) 
Date: June 8-10, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $0 – $199

2021 Online Kitten Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: June 11-13, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Early Bird $50, $60 after Feb. 28, $75 after April 16, 2021

Best Friends National Conference 2021
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: June 23-24, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $55

Neighborhood Cats Drop Trap, a Trapper’s Best Friend
Theme: Animal Shelter and rescues
Date: June 26, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

2021 ASPCA Cornell Maddies Shelter Medicine Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: July 9 – 11, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $25 – $100

Groom EXPO West
Theme: Pet Business
Date: July 22 – 25, 2021
Location: Pasadena, CA
Cost: Sign up to be notified

Neighborhood Cats Colony Caretaker Tips & Tricks
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: September 18, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

Petfinder’s Adoption Options online workshops and podcasts

Themes vary by workshop
Dates vary
Cost: Free

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Fall 2021 (formerly SAWA) 
Date: November 15 -17, 2021
Location: Portland, OR
Cost: TBA

 

PAST 2021 EVENTS

The Pet Photographer’s Virtual Conference
Themes: Pet Photography
Date: Feb. 4-6, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $347, or payment plan

United Spay Alliance Online Conference
Themes: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: February 26-28, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Early Bird $60, $75 after Feb. 1, 2021

SXSW
Theme: Tech, Film, Music, Interactive
Date: March 16-20, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Sign up for future information

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Certification Workshops
Themes: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: Various – Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $10

Nonprofit Technology Conference
Theme: Nonprofit Tech.
Date: March 23-25, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: TBA
Also check out their year round events calendar here. Many of these events are free!

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies National Animal Welfare Conference
Theme: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: April 6-8, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $120 – $180. Early Bird ends Feb. 13, 2021

2021 Dog Behavior Conference
Themes: Dog Behavior and Training
Date: April 16-18, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $145 for all 3 days

HSUS Animal Care EXPO
Theme: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: April 21-23, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $79, then $99 after April 2, 2021

Ongoing events, trainings and webinars are also available through: